MEMBERSHIP DUES $20/$15 per household

As the 2011-2012 academic year has begun, to the 1/3 of our members who have yet to renew, we hope you plan to join us and will submit your membership dues. Please be aware that all interest groups are part of the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU. Whether you only belong to one interest group or take advantage of all that our Club has to offer now is the time for ALL attendees except for the occasional visitor to submit dues. Please fill out the form provided below, enabling us to keep accurate records, and mail it together with your check made out to the Faculty & Friends Club of FSU to the Treasurer Calvin Zongker, 601 Live Oak Plantation Road, Tallahassee FL 32312.

Name(s): ___________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________

Zip: ___________ Home Phone: ________________________

E-mail address(es): __________________________________

Department(s): __________________________________
(Please indicate department(s), if retired, or if you are a friend)

Membership Dues per address: $20($15 for retirees): $_______

Voluntary Contribution to Scholarship Fund: $_______

Total Amount enclosed: $_______

Please indicate if there are changes to last year’s roster or if you have additions you would like us to add. If so, please call 893-1272 or e-mail to

Outdoors Explorers
With such a huge group of Outdoors Explorers members, please don’t let this group fold. Maybe some of you could get together to plan a couple of outings in the spring, whether a hike or a visit to an interesting site. If you have an idea, please let me know, and I will be happy to advertise it for you.


Dear All,

Thank you so much for making our annual reception at the Brokaw-McDougall House such a success. The weather was beautiful, the food and drinks were plentiful and nicely complemented this gathering of friends. Thank you all, especially to those who helped and brought those delicious foods to the reception. Thank you especially to all those who helped to set up and cleaned up the place. The reception was a success because of this very organized and harmonious cooperation from these devoted members, during and after the reception. I had taken notes of your names, but I could not name all of you here. Please know that I am very grateful.

We have several new members who seemed very please to have joined. We have met the recipients of the Scholarships, all listed below, and their families. Our speaker, Jennifer Buchanan, was very inspiring and spoke about the university’s mission.

Please remember to invite potential members to join our Club. We have an upcoming Halloween Party at Beth & Neil Charness’s house on October 29. The Holiday Party on December 3 at Dorothy B. Oven Park is always a wonderful gathering before the end of the year. Let us continue to support our Club’s activities and those of its many interest groups.

All the best,

Alice B. Nichols Scholarship recipients for Fall 2011:

We thank you for your generous contributions, which have not only enabled the Club to raise the full-time amount to $600 to each student, but also to give six scholarships this semester.

Marianne Arbulu – Sr. – Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Tamiko Daniels – Sr. – Social Work
Shawn Gordon – Communication Science Disorders
Michael Hancock – Sr. – Geography & History
Stephanie Henderson – Sr. – Literature & Humanities
Gale Morgan – Sr. – Social Work

Celebrate Halloween with Beth & Neil Charness
Saturday, October 29 – 6:30 p.m. until…

Join us for a festive and fun-filled evening at the home of Beth & Neil Charness at 1325 Peacefield Place off Thomasville Road near Woodgate. Beth will be making Bone Crunching Beef as the main course, creepy-crawly coleslaw as a side dish, and a lobotomy elixir punch. The attendees are requested to bring spooky sides, body part bites, or spooktacular sweets. Please let Beth know, preferably by Monday, October 24, either to or by calling her at 385-0500 to let her know if you are you planning to attend and what you are planning to bring. Beth would like an early count for planning purposes. We also need to give Beth and her committee a general idea of how many people to expect.

Annual Holiday Party!!!

Saturday, December 3
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dorothy B. Oven Park
3205 Thomasville Road

Come join us and start the holiday season at our annual holiday party in a lovely setting. The Club will provide wine, beer, non-alcoholic punch and hot mulled cider. Contributions of sweet and savory treats would be much appreciated by the committee. If you have questions, please contact the chair Diane Stuart at 893-3466. We thank Barbara & John Elam, Carol & Bill Weissert and Dian & Chas LaTour for serving with Diane on the committee. The holiday lights at Dorothy B. Oven Park are spectacular and not to be missed. There is plenty of parking near the main house with overflow parking in the office building lot at the end of the Oven Park Drive.

Book Discussion Group
Monday, October 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
At the home of Judy Goldman
Monday, November 14 – 7:30 p.m.

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Please contact Kea Herron at or at 566-5610 for information about this interest group and where to send your recommendations for the 2012 reading list. The book suggestions from March 2012 will be voted on at the annual December potluck. Please provide a brief synopsis together with name, author and number of pages. The book format should be paperback or trade back.

Friday, November 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Westminster Oaks – Maguire Center on Commencement Lane.
by Betty Serow
Please contact Diane Olsen at or call her at 386-5797 for further information.

Gourmet Sampler
Friday, November 11 – 6:30 p.m.

The meetings will alternate this year between the Westminster Oaks Pool House and members’ homes – Joannie Poulson is making the arrangements for the November gathering and is in need of a couple of more people. Please contact Jane Grosslight at or call her at 385-5822.

La Mesa Española
Thursday, October 20 – 5:30 p.m.
Potluck at the home of Diane & Dale Olsen
Please contact Jo Stepp at for more information about the group and contact Diane at to let her know that you are coming and what you are bringing.

Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, November 8 – 11:45 a.m.
Mozaik, 1410 D-1 Market Street

Please contact Denise Ellingson at or at 907-9992 by Sunday evening, November 13 to attend.

La Table Française will meet again in January & February.
PUC – Faculty Luncheon Series
Tuesday, November 8 – 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, and a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, all at Rice University, will discuss “How the Natural Sciences May Inform, And Be Informed By, The Humanities and Social Sciences.” Lane served as an assistant to President Bill Clinton for science and technology and as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from August 1998 to January 2001. He also served as the director of the National Science Foundation and as a member (ex officio) of the National Science Board from October 1993 to August 1998. Please call 222-6320 the week before. $9 per luncheon.

Restaurant Roulette
Thursday, November 10 – 6:30 p.m.
Harry’s Seafood & Bar, on Kleman Plaza

Please contact Jan Flake at or at 383-7505.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
Friday, October 21 – 7:30 p.m.

Kurt Hofer will speak about Nobel Prize winner and famous physicist Paul Dirac
At the home of Bettina & Fernando Tesón
Please contact Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker at to get more information and to attend.

Digital Photography already has a large group of members interested in this new group. Neil Charness and Calvin Zongker are in the process of planning the first meeting. Please contact them at either or if you wish to be added to the email list of members who are interested in the group.

Please make sure to mark your calendars for the Annual Billy Bowlegs 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk to be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Annual Bowlegs Brunch beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Renegade Grill across from the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.

Barbara & John Elam have graciously offered to host their popular Mardi Gras with date in Spring 2012 TBA.